This course will examine social stratification as a sociological concept and its implications in everyday life. Although this course will be centered primarily in the role of class as the main component of a stratification system, we will also study the role of race and gender.
This course is divided into three sections. The first will be a theoretical analysis of the concepts of class and social stratification. Its aim it is to introduce the students in the classical and contemporary sociological approaches to class and social stratification. The second section will be centered in the analysis of social stratification in the United States. Finally, the third section will be devoted to analyses of class and social stratification prepared by the students